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Seahawks Blog

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September 22, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Gameday links: Seahawks a historic favorite

It’s been a much-acknowledged storyline all week that the Seahawks are big favorites today to beat Jacksonville.

I made that the focus of my preview for today’s paper.

Included with the link is this chart I put together of the 10 other times Seattle has been favored by 10 or more points in games at home since moving to CenturyLink Field in 2002.

Here’s the list:

Date, opponent, spread, result

Oct. 19, 2003 vs. Chicago, 11, 24-17

Nov. 16, 2003. Vs. Detroit, 11, 35-14

Dec. 21, 2003, vs. Arizona, 15, 28-10

Sept. 26, 2004, vs. San Francisco, 10, 34-0

Dec. 11, 2005, vs. San Francisco, 12.5, 41-3

Nov. 27, 2006, vs. Green Bay, 10, 34-24

Dec. 23, 2007, vs. Baltimore, 12.5, 27-6

Nov. 8, 2009, vs. Detroit, 11, 32-20

Dec. 9, 2012, vs. Arizona, 11.5, 58-0

Dec. 30, 2012, vs. St. Louis, 12, 20-13

As you can see, Seattle won every game straight-up, and went 7-2-1 against the spread. So yes, the Seahawks seem to play the role of heavy favorite pretty well.

Here are a few other links this morning:

— In the Sunday NFL column, I looked at the Seahawks’ history of in-season trades;

Larry Stone writes about the return of Gus Bradley;

— Here are our keys to the game;

— And here are our predictions;

— The preview from Seahawks.com;

— The preview from the Florida Times-Union;

— The Times-Union says the Seahawks will make a fuss over Gus (Bradley) but are expected to rout him;

— The Times-Union also offers this story on Dan Quinn;

— The Times-Union also has a gameday blog;

— Monday Morning Quarterback says the big spread is justified.

 

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